'Apps for Ops' challenge gives soldiers a hand

The military may soon outpace the civilian world if it keeps developing apps at this pace. The results are in from the 2010 Applied Information Systems Department's Innovation Challenge, "Apps for Ops," according to Johns Hopkins University's JHU Gazette. The goal: Develop dead-simple but robust apps for tired, stressed-out special operations forces in combat situations. Developers tackled functions like instant translation, rapid intelligence analysis and accurate mapping capability. Article